Biteable Teams gives you everything you need to add video to your communication strategy. Quickly create videos and collaborate with your team using brandable scenes and templates, streamlined editing, and one-click sharing.
Here’s how to get started.
When you’re added to a team on Biteable, you’ll get an email alert. Click the link in the email or head straight to https://app.biteable.com to log in.
Once you’re in Biteable Teams, there are two ways to make a video: using a video template or starting a new video from scratch.
Click + New video in the top ribbon bar to get started. Then, select "Create a video from scratch" to build a video from Branded Scenes, or "Start with a template" to start at 90% done.
Set up your branding
Before your brand colors, logo, and fonts can be instantly applied to your video, you'll need to confirm we've got your branding right. We call this brand set up. We'll automatically fetch your branding from your website, ready for you to tweak.
Once you've confirmed everything looks right and you've chosen your favorite color combos for your brand, your branding will be saved and applied to every Branded video.
You can save multiple brands to your team's account. To switch between brands, hover over your preferred brand, then click the star icon to set it as your default.
If you start with a Branded Template, you’ll choose from a large selection of editable video templates, professionally designed with workplace communications in mind.
These templates are instantly branded — select any Branded Template to see your branding automatically applied.
To use branded templates, click Templates in the sidebar. This will take you directly to the full stack of branded templates, organized by category. Scroll to the right to see all the videos in each category.
When you mouse over a template, you’ll see two options: “Preview” and “Edit video.”
Click “Edit video” to start a new project using that template. This automatically brings up the Smart Editor, which is what you’ll use to apply your brand colors and logo to your video with a single click.
If you choose to start a project from scratch, you’ll build your video from pre-made building blocks called Branded Scenes. Branded Scenes are instantly branded and are available in a variety of styles for every kind of video and message — from title scenes and backgrounds to animated words and characters.
If you start with an existing template, you can also add additional Branded Scenes anywhere in your video. The process for adding a branded scene is the same either way.
Adding Branded Scenes to your video
To add a Branded Scene in Smart Editor, click the “Add” button on the left hand side of the screen or by pressing the blue “Add” button that appears when you hover between any scene in the list. You’ll automatically be directed to your Branded Scenes.
To add a Branded Scene in Advanced Editor, click the “Add” button on the left-hand side of the screen or the blue “Add scene” button on the right of your timeline.
Click on any scene and it will automatically be added to your video timeline.
Your Branded Scenes are organized into a number of categories, including:
Changing the colors in your branded scene
Each branded scene is pre-formatted to represent your brand. But on a video-by-video basis, you can make changes to the branding of any scene, including changing the pre-selected colors.
Once a scene has been added to your video, click the scene text in the Smart Editor to change the colors. Click a color or color combo below the scene preview to change it.
Smart Editor is the quickest way to edit any video. It collects the important elements of your video into one simple interface, so you can just plug in your message, tweak the colors if needed, and be done.
If you start your video from a template, you’ll automatically begin in Smart Editor, with all the templated scenes ready for editing.
Smart Editor makes editing easy — simply add in your text and tweak your color combos for a finished video in minutes.
For most videos, Smart Editor is the way to go. But if you need to make design tweaks, Advanced Mode gives you more power to change small details of each scene.
Use Advanced Mode to rearrange the visual elements in a scene (text boxes, images, animation), change scene lengths, switch the order of your scenes, or add more elements to any given scene.
Toggle between Advanced Mode and Smart Editor at any time.
Record yourself, others, or your screen
Record tools make it easy for your entire team to record and add first-person footage to your videos. Capture footage of yourself, send a Record Request to invite others to make a cameo in your video, or use Biteable's built-in screen recording tool to record your screen.
Request footage from others
You can request video responses from anyone (even if they aren’t on Biteable) by using the Record Request tool.
Select "New video", then "Request recording" within the sidebar to get started.
You can add in your project details, video prompts, and recipient email addresses before sending off your invite with an easy-to-record link.
Invitees will get an email with information about your capture request, including a link to record a response that will automatically connect to their device’s camera and microphone for one-click recording.
Invitees will be guided through the process of responding to your prompts. Each response prompt will be recorded as a separate video clip for flexible placement within your video.
If you need to record first-person footage of yourself, choose the "Record yourself" option in the sidebar. This opens an easy-capture screen.
Click “Start recording” to begin.
Easily record your screen without leaving Biteable. Share what you see with your team to make important information more memorable.
Sharing your videos + adding a call-to-action
When you’re finished and ready to share your video, click the Publish button in the left pane of the editor.
This opens the video export screen. Select “Build video” to start the process.
Once your video is built, the simplest way to share it is with link sharing. Simply click “Copy link” to get a link that lets anyone watch your video by clicking that link.
Send the link in an email, text message, or anywhere else you can send clickable links.
Alternatively, you can click “Download video” to download the video file for sharing.
Add a clickable call-to-action button
Before you send your video, you can also add a call-to-action button to the end. This makes it easy for viewers to take the next step with a single click.
Click “Add call-to-action” to open the call-to-action dialogue.
Add your call-to-action message, text for the button, and a URL where viewers will go when they click the button.
Lastly, if you use the link sharing option, you’ll get access to Biteable video analytics that show you how many people viewed your video, how many viewers watch all the way to the end, and the number of people who click on the call-to-action button.
Video creation best practices
Once you’re off and running with Biteable Teams, following a few best practices will keep you on the right track as you create videos:
Keep your videos short. A few minutes or less is perfect. Biteable templates are good guide rails for video length.
Keep your on-screen text relatively stable. It can be distracting if on-screen text jumps from one side of the screen to the other between scenes.
Be concise with on-screen text. 10 to 20 words is about as much as viewers can read and process in the handful of seconds the text is on-screen.
Include an intro and an outro scene, even in short videos, to give your audience a few seconds to get ready and to polish everything off at the end.
Take a look at the Biteable Blog for the inside scoop on video best practices:
More help and resources
If you’re having any trouble using Biteable Teams, we're here to help.
You'll find more guides and FAQs to help you get the most out of Biteable teams within the Biteable Help Center. If you can't find any answers here, email email@example.com or reach out to your dedicated Customer Success Team.
Once you’ve mastered Biteable Teams, head over to the Biteable Blog for inspiration, best practices, and tons of education on how to make great videos.